Penis cakes are practically required at bachelorette parties these days. They are fun and sexy…but the next day all you have is an oddly shaped pan you'll probably never use again. Knowing this, he creative team at Bachelorette.com decided to cook up new uses your forgotten erotic bakeware. And thus, penispans.com was born. We spoke with from President Tom Nardone, who filled us in on this phallus-tastic project!
YourTango: What inspired you to get into the penis cake business?
Tom Nardone: When you spend too much time with something like a penis cake pan you start to wonder...what happens to the pan after they bake a cake for the bachelorette party? Is it thrown away? Put in the recycling bin where all of your neighbors can see it? Left in the cupboard? We decided it was the latter, so we figured we probably had 10,000 customers or so with a penis cake pan [to spare]. We wanted to help them find another use for the pan that they had spent their hard-earned money on.
YT: Where do your creative ideas for all of your alternative designs come from? Who comes up with all those fabulous designs?
TN: The team here [sits] around a conference room table with the different cake pans and came up with stupid ideas. Some were obvious to us, like the elephant, some were a bit more strange, like the alien. I think the website is fun to read because some of the ideas are pretty good and some of them are actually quite terrible.
YT: Do people ever send in their own cake design requests? If so, what's one of the most memorable requests you've gotten?
TN: No, most people just write to say how much they like the site. We don't get any requests or designs, just a bunch of virtual high-fives.
YT: Would you ever consider adding "boob cakes" to your repertoire?
TN: We sell a boob cake pan, but no one buys many of them. I just can't see dudes taking the time to bake a cake for a bachelor party. We used to sell a butt cake pan too, but it did so poorly that it was discontinued. I could imagine either of them being turned into some type of mountain motif. Perhaps for the birthday party of an avid mountain biker?
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